Whitby is a delightful seaside town just brimming with culture, history and friendly faces. There’s a host of things to do whilst you’re in the area, whether it’s exploring the winding Victorian streets, climbing the 199 steps or strolling along the beach, Whitby has something for everyone.
Climbing the 199 steps from Church Street you will discover at the top the wonderful ruins of Whitby Abbey, a stunning gothic building left to fall to ruin around 500 years ago. It’s a lovely place to learn about all the history that surrounds the town. One thing that is also good to know that even though the stairs may seem like a lot they aren’t that big so it doesn’t take that long at all and it’s well worth it for the view you get over the whole town of Whitby which is just truly breath-taking.
The beaches at Whitby are another stunning feature, my favourite has to be the north side of Whitby where the River Esk meets the sea through the busy harbour. This beach itself is sandy with a variety of path ways helping you get down from the cliff top to the beach. There is even a lift to get you from the top of the cliff to the bottom! Nearby there is also a lovely pier where you can take a nice evening stroll, you’re even able to watch a sun rise and set at Whitby beach due to the north facing nature.
Another brilliant place to go exploring is Church Street; the medieval street is the oldest in Whitby and has a variety of narrow lanes running off to the side. You can almost picture the smugglers hundreds of years ago using the routes to their advantage. The shops and pubs that line the streets are pretty and quaint, it’s an excellent place to spend an afternoon shopping.
There is so much to do in Whitby you won’t be disappointed, the beautiful town will draw you in and keep you coming back for more. Our sister site Ingrid Flute's Yorkshire Holiday Cottages has a stunning selection of cottages in Whitby, why not take a look?